Born in 1942 in Meknes, Morocco, and immigrated to Israel in 1949
Graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Graduated from the Central School of Art in London.
In 1973 he received a BA in Sociology and Art History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1977, he received a master's degree in Art from Columbia University in New York and in 1990 he was awarded the title of Professor and member of the Bezalel Academy.
Cohen Gan expresses the transition from conceptual art to concrete. He tries to reconstruct a code in which Cohen is characterized by the creator, the real, the logician and the intellectual. His works combine the personal impression that traces the process to mathematical formulas from the world of science.
His works are well designed, made of bright colors and usually combined with collage.
In his works he deals with the history of art, society, place, science, viewer and himself.
From the words of Minister of Education Yuli Tamir and journalist and art critic Adam Baruch: Pinchas Cohen Gan is a breakthrough artist in the young art of the early 1970s. He is a modernist who constantly renews himself in a supreme painting. He is a esthetic, sensitive and intellectual who is loyal to the history of painting.
1978 The Isaac Stern Memorial Prize for the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Sandberg Prize "The Israel Museum", Jerusalem.1979
Israel Prize for Art. 2008
His works are found in many important museums and with many collectors in Israel and abroad.